Resch Foundation contributions to YSU top $2 million

Annalise Walkama, a YSU senior and a recipient of a scholarship from the Marion G. Resch Foundation, speaks at a news conference recognizing the Foundation's $2 million in support for YSU students.

Annalise Walkama, a YSU senior and a recipient of a scholarship from the Marion G. Resch Foundation, speaks at a news conference recognizing the Foundation’s $2 million in support for YSU students.

The Board of Trustees of the Marion G. Resch Foundation has made a grant in the amount of $185,000 to Youngstown State University to provide scholarships for worthy students from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties for the 2013-14 academic year.

Over the past decade, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, with the assistance and expertise of the Farmers Trust Co. as investment manager, has distributed a total of $2 million to YSU.

“We are pleased to be able to provide financial assistance for students from our community,” said James H. Sisek, president and CEO of Farmers Trust Co.

“Since 2003, the Marion G. Resch Foundation has helped hundreds of YSU students pursue and achieve their dreams of higher education,” YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson said. “We are honored to recognize the Foundation’s enduring generosity, and we are grateful to the Board of Trustees for carrying out the vision and philanthropy of Mrs. Resch.”

Marion G. Resch, who was born in 1911 and died in 2004, was a graduate of The Rayen School and Lake Erie College. Her husband, Paul, a 1933 graduate of the law school of Youngstown College, was a local stockbroker. Together, they were great philanthropists, generously supporting YSU. Today, the Marion G. Resch Foundation continues her legacy.

Marion G. Resch recognized that the youth of the Mahoning Valley were the lifeline to its future. She created the Foundation in 2000 to enable area youth to reach their potential and someday become influential leaders in the community. The Foundation’s support for YSU focuses on need-based scholarships with a merit component and an innovative program that supports economically disadvantaged students from the City of Warren. In 2007, the Marion G. Resch Center for Student Progress on the YSU campus was named in Mrs. Resch’s honor.

Students may contact the YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 330-941-3505 to determine their eligibility for the new Resch award. The selection of scholarship recipients is made by YSU.

YSU and the Marion G. Resch Foundation held a news conference to celebrate the Foundation's $2 million in contributions to the university. From the left are YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson, Resch trustees Bud Wright and Kathleen Brown, Resch Executive Director Brian Wolf, and Resch trustees Jim Sisek and Ingrid Lundquist.

YSU and the Marion G. Resch Foundation held a news conference to celebrate the Foundation’s $2 million in contributions to the university. From the left are YSU President Cynthia E. Anderson, Resch trustees Bud Wright and Kathleen Brown, Resch Executive Director Brian Wolf, and Resch trustees Jim Sisek and Ingrid Lundquist.